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Restaurante Cozinha Velha

Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
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Palacio Nacional de Queluz, Queluz 2745-191, Portugal
351 214 356 158
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Nice experience

I must say having our lunch in this historic place was an experience. The food was great and tasty, the staff were very helpful though initially we had some problems understanding & going through the menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2015
abdul rahman t
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New Jersey
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We travel alot and we love good food. We know Portuguese food well because of my husband's roots. We can honestly say this was the best meal we've ever had! The food and bread were spectacular, the wine, the coffee and the dessert buffet was incredible! Followed by a glass of port on the house! We just wish we had... More 

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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

I must say having our lunch in this historic place was an experience. The food was great and tasty, the staff were very helpful though initially we had some problems understanding & going through the menu.

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Thank abdul rahman t
Houston, Texas
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39 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We had read good things in one of our guide books (probably Lonely Planet), and the book was right. The atmosphere was great, and the food was so good. It was the perfect end to our visit to Queluz Palace. We had to ask twice because we were directed to the small snack area inside the palace, but we knew... More 

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Thank MA9065
Fenton, Illinois
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428 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This was our final meal in a tour of Portugal and it was very good. We had bread, and olives plus a salad for starters, then I had the cod which was mixed with rice and was great. For dessert, we had dessert buffet. Ooh, it was so tasty. I liked the ambiance also.

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Thank peonyrose
Paris, France
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101 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Cozinha Velha is located within the Queluz castle, specifically the old kitchen of the castle. Some elements of the kitchen are still there to watch, especially the very impressive fireplace. Overall Cozinha Velha is decorated a bit like a museum with corresponding paintings and other objects. We were at Cozinha Velha for lunch on a Friday and where the only... More 

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1 Thank Michael H
Gosport, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Very accommodating kitchen enabled us to eat one night off an old menu and on a further two nights to meet some specific dietary needs. Would recommend you eat here.

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1 Thank AlanandLyn
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The setting is elegant, with a beautifully decorated dining room. The service was impeccable (although there were only 3 other parties dining). The appetizers were elegantly presented and delicious. The got cheese, honey and walnut in phyllo dough was especially notable. Dover sole was also superb. Highly recommend.

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2 Thank Steve M
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We booked a table in the D Maria hotel forward to a nice evening of food but I could not have been more wrong. The waiters were extremely favorable for us to eat and they did their best to get out as soon as possible

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3 Thank Noah B
Seattle, Washington
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is in the former kitchen of the queluz palace and is worth visiting to see the giant marble prep table and the cooking spit under the chimney. It is a fine dining establishment with helpful and attentive service but the food was uneven and disappointing given the prices. We had the best tomato soup that we've tasted in... More 

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1 Thank julie c
Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Food heaven with a fabulous buffet of deserts. Staff attentive and friendly. Harpist playing added to the atmosphere adding to a great evening.

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1 Thank Lynda M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Palacio Nacional de Queluz, Queluz 2745-191, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Sintra Municipality  >  Queluz
  • Phone Number: 351 214 356 158

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?